Saturday, 17 August 2013

Palak Paneer | Spinach and Cottage Cheese


Another hot favorite, super healthy North Indian dish -- Palak Paneer.  This great combo of greens and cheese is packed with nutrients.  Its rich and creamy texture, flavor and taste makes it a delight to eat.  It is a great accompaniment with rotis, naan or plain hot rice.


palak paneer, spinach and cottage cheese





Ingredients:

  • Paneer - 250 gm
  • Palak / Spinach - 2 bunches.
  • Onion - 1 big finely chopped
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes - 1 medium
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Malai - 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri Methi - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

How To Prepare Palak Paneer:

  • Cut the paneer into cubes and fry them in a tsp of ghee till they are light brown.
  • Take only the palak leaves and discard the stems, blanch them in hot water for about 3-4 minutes.  Remove and let them cool.  Make a paste of these leaves along with 2 green chillies and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.  Once they start spluttering, add onions and saute them till they are light brown.
  • Add ginger paste, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the palak paste and salt and mix well and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes and combine. Cook covered on low heat for 3 mts.
Palak paneer

  • Add malai, garam masala powder and kasuri methi and mix well, cover with a lid and cook for about 2-3 minutes.  Then switch off and remove from fire.  Serve hot with rotis, naan or plain hot rice.

palak paneer, spinach and cottage cheese


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